Friday, December 14, 2007

Instahoglets 14 December 2007

By Cernig

Something for the weekend?

The wingnuts are waking up to their fundie takeover problem. Even Krauthammer has figured it out.

Over at the NRO, Andrew Stuttaford weighs in from the Right with a two-fer. Romney "knows as much about history as Mike Huckabee knows about biology." Ouch.

More from FDL - Harry Potter and the Power-Mad President.

The greatest living writer in the English language, Terry Pratchett, says that he still aten’t dead. But he does have early-onset Alzheimers, which proves that all gods are bastards.

The rich always get richer - If you're in the lower 95% of incomes in the U.S., Bush's policies made you $3,660 poorer to benefit the upper 5% in just the last two years.

Is the greatest terrorist threat to America's security foreign or domestic? It depends on which audience Michael Chertoff is pitching his wares to.

Are the CIA back in the cocaine shipping business as a sideline to illegal renditions?

Comment of the week on the Miami "Seas of David" case (one aquittal, six mistrials)comes in response to Jim Henley's post. Dave W writes "it is beyond the pale to believe that the US government arranges terrorist attacks. Yet, that is what they did in this case. They were just lucky that there were no McVeighs in the bunch this time round." Indeed.

What have you got? Blogwhore away. Let me know in comments and I'll add them to the post.

Update I have to add this one. "Federal spending on paper shredding has increased more than 600 percent since George W. Bush took office...In 2000, the feds spent $452,807 to make unpleasant truths go away; by 2006, the "Cheney Effect" had bumped that number up to $2.9 million. And by halfway through 2007, the feds almost matched that number, with $2.7 million and counting. Pretty much says it all." There's even a bar chart!

Update 2 John Cole on the Great GOP Huckabee Panic of '07/'08: "I simply can not tell you how much I am enjoying this. The GOP has been pandering to these stupid bastards for years, and every time I pointed it out I was called “anti-Christian” or something or other. Those of us who saw what the party was becoming were told to shut up, that it was good politics."

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